Here are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.
In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”
Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).
We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.
For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.
BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.
Using the most recent v3 release (184.108.40.206), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 220.127.116.11 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.
Higher is better
For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.
Thanks to Help for sending this.
Introducing more than 50 new features, Microsoft Silverlight 3 Final has been released. With lots of improvements in many areas, H.264 video support, MP4, ACC, 3D and GPU hardware acceleration support and many more, Adobe should be really worried.
In the recent benchmark between Silverlight 3 and Flash, Ryan Rea said: “Silverlight not only had lower CPU usage, but it also used the four cores more uniformly.”
To answer Opera users question: no, Opera is still listed under “not supported” browsers.
If you would like to experience the awesomeness of this release, head over to the following page for the 720P+ video.
Adrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet has benchmarked Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5 and 3.0, Safari 4, Opera 10 (alpha!) and Chrome 2.0 browsers using SunSpider, V8 benchmarks.
Chrome 2 wins in both benchmarks which is followed by Safari 4. In the V8 benchmark suite however, other web browsers lag behind by up to 36 times.
Results are as follow: Continue Reading
- Internet Explorer 8 optimized for eBay
- Firefox 3.5 is fast, but still behind Chrome and Safari
- Eight Firefox extensions for the Twitter fanatic
- Sneak Peek: What’s On Tap for Firefox in 2010
- Google move paves way for Firefox on Android
- Developer Tools for Google Chrome
- Bolt Mobile Browser Celebrates Milestone
It seems that everyone is testing web browsers this week.
While some sites are posting usual SunSpider results, Codexon has decided to run something closer to the “real life situations”.
As a result, he loaded 10 web sites and calculated load time.
Baidu.com – Chinese Google
Blogger.com – Popular blogsite Continue Reading
PC Games Hardware tested the speed of the internet browsers Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, Mozilla Firefox 2.0, 3.0.11 and 3.5b99, Opera 9.6 and 10, Safari 3.1.1 and 4.0, Chrome 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 with the benchmarks Peacekeeper and Sunspider and checked them with the Acid tests as well.
Sam Allen from DotNetPerls.com has tested the most recent web browser versions to find out, which one of them consumes the most and least memory.
Usign script help, he has loaded 150 the most popular sites as per Alexa.com and monitored results.
Results: Continue Reading
It’s that time of the month again: web browser performance and benchmark results. This time it’s going to be a little bit different. The graph you are about to see is from Peacekeeper benchmark site and as James Gallagher explained to us: this chart is made from averaging results from thousands of PC with the three CPUs listed.
Safari 4 Beta
Safari 4 Final
Chrome 18.104.22.168 Beta Continue Reading
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube, Blip.tv, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.
For traffic stats, we are going to use Compete.com, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of FavBrowsr.com Continue Reading